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MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
doesn't change they're going to be in trouble. >>> president obama ordered american forces to help france in a failed rescue operation in somalia. the u.s. briefly provided limited technical support to french forces trying to rescue an intelligence agent being held by islamic extremists. a second french shoulder has died from gunshot wounds after a rescue attempt. >>> a french fighter plane bombed rebel targets in north mali on sunday. radical groups are trying to extend their power beyond north m mali. >>> it was a weekend of record-setting temperatures in washington and philadelphia, flights were delayed for hours due to this dense fog. in the west unseasonably cold weather. farmers have been scrambling to save $2 billion in citrus from near-freezing temperatures. with that we will bring in our own bill karins in a second. first your morning dish of scrambled politics. >>> with president obama's second inaugural one week away, an official store has opened near the capitol selling tote bags, t-shirts, buttons lashgs pell pins and other souvenirs. >>> former president george h.w. b
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 10:00pm PST
. president obama did the right thing for american security and american troops. >> it is to wish that they would have never gone this far and would have to give him credit. when you look at the fact that the numbers behind the afghanistan war is astounding. they are 11.3 years, the cost of the war, $557.3 billion. dead, 2,174, wounded, 17,674 and, still, 66,000 troops there today to start getting out of this early makes financial sense and it saves american lives. >> yes, that whole argument around cost was the argument that candidate obama made around the iraq war. here, we face a situation where you listed the costs there in treasure. that budget is about $600 billion a year in looking at his insulation of hagel. they are going to have to preside over a foreign policy that is much different over these last decades. in some ways, i think, the republican doctrine of foreign policy which is about this bush doctrine. there's a lot of disagreement, even among republicans about the cost of war and whether or not americans should be spending time. i think you have, with obama, this idea, n
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
the door. an historic stamp that president obama is putting on american foreign policy. joining me now is former congressman pat murphy, democrat from pennsylvania. he is the first iraq war veteran collected to congress, and political reporter for "the washington post." first, let me thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you. >> congressman, you have been long for pullout as i have, even a disagreement with the administration we should have never extended it. what is your reaction to the president's announcement of speeding up the withdrawal of u.s. troops? >> reverend, today is a great day for the troops. american troops, but also for our country. because today is very significant. the fact that the president has been very clear, we're not accelerating the fact that we're bringing our troops home. thank goodness, we are shifting from a counter-insurgent doctrine to a counter terrorist doctrine. they did their job, they took out osama bin laden, gave afghanistan a chance to stand up for their people. the longest war in american history, about ten years old. it is time to
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am EST
budget, revive the american dream and establish obama's legacy." the co-authors are both former fcc officials. reed hundt is the former chairman of the fcc in the clinton administration, and blair levin spent many years there, most recently as part of their national broadband plan, the executive director. gentlemen, thanks for being on "the communicators." mr. hundt, your book's subtitle, how can technology fix the budget and help us over the so so-of called fiscal cliff? >> guest: well, it is a the subtitle. it's a bit of a mouthful, but the fundamental idea here is if you spend time in silicon valley, if you spend time in detroit where the automobile industry is being rebuilt, if you spend time outside the beltway, you feel that america has the potential to generate abundance for it own citizens and for the world. if you spend time only inside the beltway, it looks like a zero sum game, it looks like lose/lose, and who's going to lose the most is the gist of the negotiation. so what we tried to say in this book is or what are the lessons of the technology sector, what are the less
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
abundance: how technology can fix the budget, revive the american dream, and establish obama's legacy." the co-authors are former fcc officials, reed hundt and blair levin. thank you for being on "the communicators." how can technology to ask the budget and help us over the fiscal cliff? >> that is the subtitle. it is a bit of a mouthful. the fundamental idea is that if you spend time in silicon valley, if you spend time in detroit where the automobile industry is being rebuilt, if you spend time outside of the beltway, you will see that america has the ability to generate abundance or the world. if you only spent time inside the beltway, it looks like a zero sum game, lose-lose. what we have tried to say in the book is -- what are the lessons of the technology set her? -- sector? how can they give us ideas that we can pass into law in washington, d.c. bank? >-- d.c.? >> you talk about two different platforms. >> you can look at areas where they can absorb a lot of capital and were government has appropriate levers. the two that we are really focused on is what we call the power platform, t
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
from new york. i'm chris hayes. president obama said american troops in afghanistan will shift to a support role by spring and by the end of next year americans war in afghanistan will be over. the flu is now reached epidemic levels according to the centers for disease control although it may be peaking in some parts of the country. right now, my story of the week. the magic coin. odds are by now you heard something about the trillion dollar coin ideas that thanks in part to others has managed to catapult from the margins of the internet to the center of beltway conversation. the idea first proposed in 2010 by a george jrnlg lawyer commenting on a blog under the screen name beta wolf has received endorsements from a number of members of congress. on wednesday white house spokesperson jay carney fielded a question about the proposal from our own chuck todd. >> follow up on debt ceiling. i know your position hasn't changed. do you have a position on this trillion dollar coin business? >> i would simply go back to what i said. the option here is for congress to do its job and pay its b
LINKTV
Jan 11, 2013 5:30am PST
. hamid karzai is also saying that he will go in to meet barack obama. around 58,000 american troops are still serving there. the french president has vowed to stop the advance of al qaeda revels in mali. french troops have already arrived. witnesses are saying that they have touched the darman the french planes have been reportedly flying in the area. some soldiers were already stationed in the country for training services as a part of an agreement. this is coming after they pushed the army out of the town 600 kilometers northeast. it was some of the fiercest fighting since the of qaeda-led group began taking control nine months ago. >> the terrorists have recently regrouped on a line that artificially separates north and south mali. they want to strike a fatal blow to the very existence. we cannot accept this. we're facing an aggression. i have decided france is ready to act on behalf of our african partner request of the authority. this is strictly within the u.n. security council. this is the requirement of solidarity and responsibility. four rebels in the central african republ
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 8:00pm PST
popular. it's popular with the americans, it's president obama's significant national security program -- sitting national security program. the polls show the american public supports this program. gwen: one of the things that comes out of this conversation with karzai at the white house is the echoes of iraq. pulling out is so much harder than going in. so is there any fear, any concern as they begin to come up with a plan for withdrawal in a year, leaving behind residual forces, whatever, that they might get stuck? >> sure, when you hear karzai talk about, we're not going to necessarily give immunity to american soldiers, something that we put status of forces agreement front and center all over the world, that's the same thing that the iraq negotiations broke down over and it's a clear red line. the good news is, they're starting much earlier. in iraq, they're really starting the last few months, for domestic approximately reasons, both sides felt difficult to say the things that needed to be said, to ensure continued american presence so there is concern that dynamic could take ho
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 12:00am PST
the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce sense to obama and notoriety and fame. they are the ultimate. >> in america five years ago if i would have told you that states would vote for gay marriage, you probably wouldn't have believed it because 30 some odd states rejected it. legalizing marijuana for recreational use it has the country moved
MSNBC
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
obama and president karzai making it very clear that they want the american troops out and the afghan troops to take the lead when it comes to the fight against terrorism there. >> you a sit down with president karzai last month when he talked about what it has meant for insurgency issues for american troops to remain there. very open and very candid interview prior to coming to d.c. and then when he had the first meetings with the senate and he was asked what it means for the troops after 2014, did he not answer. he said that the committee ov overseeing it told him not to. it's interesting sitting down with you and the difference in sitting there. >> when he sat down with us, he made it very clear that he wants sovreign afghanistan. he wants the prisons under afghan hands. that was promised and still is not completely. the immunity for american soldiers after 2014 cannot be discussed until other things are settled. they may not leave any troops behind if they do not give immunity to american soldiers. they are playing the game, both sides making demands. >> what is the reaction to he
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 8:00am PST
president obama is issuing a no-compromise to the congress, to the american people -- 48% didn't rote for president obama. it's very disrespectful. he should try to bring the republicans together and show leadership and agree if the debt ceiling needs to be raised, the issue has to be addressed. >> no serious people who have talked about the damage that would be inflicted on our country were the debt ceiling to not be raised, not only on our country, but the global economy. yet, as far as political tactics, the president saying,im not going to debate this. is that the right way for this president, as he gets set to kick off term number 2, to engage his colleagues on the other side of the aisle? >> you certainly want the president to be open. i think he is open to hearing all sides, but this is the thing that really gets to me. i think this is a shell game being played with the american people. i do not like it. i think that many americans do not. this is really about austerity, american style. in this budget package, we have more than $4 trillion that have been added to the federal defici
CNN
Jan 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
american flag. president obama had to personally phone egyptian president morsi to get the egyptian military and police finally to stop the assault and protect the american staff. security is very tight at the embassy now. come on over here, you can see -- we can walk over. you can see the barricades outside the embassy, and if you take a look right behind the barricades you can see the american flag flying on the u.s. embassy grounds. it is a huge complex over there, one of the largest u.s. embassies in the world. and you can see more barricades over here, where only what -- half a block or so from tahrir square. we're heading over there right now. i went back to tahrir square with cnn's ian lee, who is based in cairo and covered the revolution. >> about 60 yards, 70 yards, you have the american embassy this way. >> reporter: there were folks still living in tents, but no traffic. give you a little tour of tahrir square, we're going to walk around, we can see the tents. there are folks still here. but this is a lot different than it used to be. >> this is completely different, righ
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 8:00pm EST
, some americans very angry about president obama nominating chuck hagel as secretary of defense. take a look why. then as mentioned dennis miller on congress being less popular than cockroaches. uh-oh. coming right back. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters. that's where tots come from. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the cash you earn. it's the card for people who like more cash. 50% more spy stuff. what's in your wallet? this car is too small. >> bill: as you may know president obama wants former republican senator chuck
NBC
Jan 8, 2013 12:35am PST
gonna be great. it's like -- [ as obama ] "my fellow americans. you're breaking up. are you in a tunnel? [ laughter ] are you in a tunnel?" this is a big story, here. tmz has posted pictures of justin bieber smoking weed at a party last week. [ audience ohs ] [ cheers and applause ] it is pretty embarrassing. it's pretty embarrassing. weed was like, "yeah, i don't normally do this. [ laughter ] i won't do this again. i won't do this again." >> steve: come on, weed! >> jimmy: some sports news. lance armstrong's lawyer is denying reports that he will admit to using performance enhancing drugs. yup. that lance has been very consistent about his intentions to just keep lying. [ laughter ] [ applause ] i don't want to -- i don't want to push it. check this out, you guys. the ceo of hulu just announced that he is stepping down in the next few months. he would have done it sooner but they're forcing him to sit through a bunch of commercials first. [ cheers and applause ] "the following resignation is brought to you --" [ laughter ] i heard that astronaut buzz aldrin just finalized his d
ABC
Jan 14, 2013 5:00am PST
15 minutes. >> in a letter to congress, president obama is admitting american forces helped in a failed effort to rescue a french citizen in somalia. the admission comes as the french forces continue to bomb islamic rebel targets in mali and the villageers welcomed this saying they lived in fear of the forces and the french say the rebels are linked to terror groups and the president said helping the french is in the interests of u.s. security and the french say the hostage is almost certainly dead. >> president obama's inauguration is a week from today and rehearsals for the big event are underway. the marine band played and horses were down pennsylvania avenue and there were stand ins during a rehearsal. the president will take the oath of office next sunday privately and the public swearing in and the parade happen on monday. >> how coal. -- how cool. the bay area senior center without hot water for days. >> keeping watch under children's online contacts, a study reveals why it is especially critical for parents >> welcome back at 5:53 on monday morning. residents of a senior
MSNBC
Jan 7, 2013 7:00am PST
bus. the american jewish community in commit polls voted 70% for obama. they didn't believe those arguments. there are a variety of former american ambassadors to israel, leading israelis, leading jewish commentators. i myself write for a jewish newspaper at my hometown. there is significant support for chuck hagel and his positions. these are really not fair charges. he has a track record of supporting sanctions on iran, tough diplomacy with iran. >> in addition gay rights groups have also expressed opposition because of the comments he made just a little over a decade ago about american ambassador to luxembourg james hormel who is gay. i know he's apologized for these comments. what are your thoughts about that? there are still a number of gay rights advocates who have serious concerns about chuck hagel. >> this is a watershed moment in our country where the don't ask, don't tell policy has been repealed. chuck hagel has recognized the wisdom of that. came out forcefully with a response saying that he rejected what he said in the past. and has been accepted by griffin and others
FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 9:00pm PST
position, obama was in a strong position there if nothing was done taxes were raised on every american taxpayer. with respect to the debt ceiling, we have the default. if fiscal conservatives can stand together we can have some substantive reforms, pro reforms, if not a default and obama it going to say that over and over and over again, we should be clear, it's not a default we should always, always, all the pay our debt. what it would be a partial government shutdown. we saw it in 1995 with republicans in congress. >> sean: it worked. we got to a balanced budget for the first time. >> year after year after year. >> sean: all right. let me ask you, there seems to be this trial balloon, i'll talk a little more about the next segment and if you look at article 1, constitution, says all legislative powers here granted shall be invested in congress and goes on spending is in the house of representatives. >> yes. >> sean: it seems floating that trial balloon they want to use 14th amendment, section 4, as the debt. why constitutional, in your authority, is that? it's never been tried before
Comedy Central
Jan 8, 2013 1:30am PST
snon the tail side a bald eagle breathing fire while making love to then american flag. what is on the snead obama? boehner? i'll tell what you it should be the charmin bears because when you pull an idea like this out of your ass, you're going to need something soft. [ laughter ] besides, it doesn't matter, all of this means nothing because a one trillion dollar coin doesn't solve anything. our nation's debt is $16 trillion. we can't make a $16 trillion coin. that's just silly. we'll be right back. [cheers and applause]>> stephen, everybody. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] folks in just a few minutes my guest will be jimmy wales, founder of wikipedia, the gigantic free online encyclopedia that invites users to write and edit all the articles. it's that feature that allowed me to rally my viewers back in 2006 to save a majestic creature from the threat of extinction. find the page on elephants and create an entry that says the number of elephants has tripled in the last six months. folks, you responded to valently that wikipedia locked the page and to this day it remains semi
Comedy Central
Jan 14, 2013 10:30am PST
a bald eagle breathing fire while making love to then american flag. what is on the snead obama? boehner? i'll tell what you it should be the charmin bears because when you pull an idea like this out of your ass, you're going to need something soft. [ laughter ] besides, it doesn't matter, all of this means nothing because a one trillion dollar coin doesn't solve anything. our nation's debt is $16 trillion. we can't make a $16 trillion coin. that's just silly. we'll be right back. we'll be right back. [cheers and applause] isurprise...it's eating less. to losing weight. i'm hungry just thinking about it. thank goodness for new slimful. one delicious, 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water, like before dinner, helps keep me satisfied for hours. so instead of this much, i only need this much. and slimful tastso good... i don't even miss dessert. slimful and a glass of water... eating less is a beautiful thing. everybody. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] folks in just a few minutes my guest will be jimmy wales, founder of wikipedia, the gigantic free online encyclopedia th
Current
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
over there. we accept the fact that americans always kill the bad guys. even president president obama with the quoteed peace prize he's doing this to keep america safe. we're willing to suspend a lot of disbelief if we believe that's what is happening. and there is a lot of reporting and facts to indicate not so much. but because we're willing to buy into this, we're willing to accept it and let a lot of this fly, i think the hearings will tend to bring out how much we're willing to let go and how far down the road we've gotten, and whether or not there is time to pull back from that. >> john: in light of the two nominations it willen tougher for the g.o.p. or the corporate media to call this president a liberal. joe williams, directorjoel rubin, joe williams, and the great sam seder. thank you for your time tonight. sam will hang around and come back later on in the show. after the newtown connecticut massacre, gun supporters are telling us they're the real victims. out for us. rich, chewy caramel rolled up in smooth milk chocolate. don't forget about that payroll meeting. rolo.get y
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
the american people don't fight back now, obama will do to the second amendment what he did to the first. gut it without a moment's thought. after the meeting they fired back at opponents. >> the debate over the second amendment is a distraction that gun lobby is trying to create from a sensible discussion of real solution that the american public supports. >> the nra and other pro gun groups insist on examination of culture, specifically the video game industry. >> mr. obama rubbed elbows with hollywood at the screening of the tv show "1600 pen" this afternoon. friday video game industry gets their turn. but it's not clear if biden will be present. for immediate action. g.o.p. leaders say gun debate waits until spring. the executive order might take place and that is more about the data base to track weapons to increase the background checks more than anything else. >> bret: thank you. this is a fox news alert. another shakeup in the obama administration. labor secretary hilda soliz submitted resignation this afternoon saying after spending the holiday with her family she is ankio
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
run down, some americans very angry about president obama nominating chuck hagel as secretary of defense. take a look why. then as mentioned dennis miller on congress being less popular than cockroaches. uh-oh. coming right back. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the already great sentra apart and completely reimagined it? ...with best-in-class combined mpg... and more interior room than corolla and civic? ...and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeah, that would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ gives you 1% cash back on all purchases, plus a 50% annual bonus. and everyone likes 50% more... [ midwestern/chicago accent ] cheddar! yeah! 50 percent more [yodeling] yodel-ay-ee-oo. 50% more flash. [ southern accent ] 50 percent more taters. that's where tots come from. [ male announcer ] the capital one cash rewards card gives you 1% cash back on every purchase plus a 50% annual bonus on the
CBS
Jan 9, 2013 4:30am PST
meet with the national rifle association and other gun owner groups. president obama wants biden to hear about the policy plans by the end of the month. >>> the obama administration says when american troops pull out of afghanistan at the end of the neck year, the u.s. could pull out all of them. white house officials say they are considering the so-called zero option which would bring home every u.s. soldier. this despite the pentagon's view that some troops need to stay to keep a lid on al qaeda. >>> 4:37 now. for the continental united states, 2012 was the hottest year on record. that's according to government scientists. average temperature was 55.3 degrees. that broke the old record set in 1998 by one degree. but if you wake up this morning, you would never know. 37 degrees out in the east bay. >> i know. it's chilly, lawrence. >> now we have a chance of some snow maybe down to 1500 feet by tomorrow morning. so yeah, we have some big chance coming our way. even a chance of rain developing outside today. here's the latest on our satellite image. you can see the cold front on fin
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
evening. i'm bret baier. president obama declares the health of the american people is not a bargaining chip. the president warns against the prospect of what he called republicans holding the economy hostage. over the debt ceiling. it was the primary focus of the last news conference of his first term. we have fox team coverage. seep your political analyst brit hume will have analysis of that event. correspondent shannon bream tells us about another big topic today. gun control. we begin with white house correspondent wendell goler on the partisan tone over the debt. good evening, wendell. >> good evening. >> bret: the party that doesn't control the white house is rarely happy about raising the debt ceiling. >> reporter: recent years a genuine threat not to do so. >> raising the nation's debt ceiling, the president told reporters is a necessity caused by spending in the past. not something to trade with congress for spending cuts in the future. >> they can act responsibility, and pay america's bills. or act irresponsibly and put america through economic crisis. >> treasury s
FOX News
Jan 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
first hand how the obama administration war on coal is impacting many american families. first what does 2013 hold for conservatives and the republican party. what should be the gop agenda be for the new year. morning of america former drug czar bill bennett. welcome back. >> happy new year. how are you, sean? >> basic question. owe ma wins but the republicans stay in the house. what should they be thinking the republicans thinker the final stopgap against the obama administration. how should they see themselves. >> they are one of the major stopgaps. the other should be the american people. the founder said the last protection is the american people. >> but the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce sense to obama and notoriety and fame. they are the ultimate. >> in america five years ago if i would have tol
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
of obama care. reintroducing the funding planned parenthood. the american people are horrified for. >> as the governor says, they're becoming a laughing stock. they really don't seem to have learned anything from this last election. >> all right, we're going to have to leave it there. joan walsh and governor ed rendell, thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you, reverend al. >> coming up, lessons of lincoln. everybody's talking about the new oscar favorite, but what can president obama take for it for his second term? stay with us. ♪ >>> i need to talk about a fight for justice going on in napeles, florida. for nine years, terrance williams and philippe santos have been mizing. williams was last seen in the back of a sheriff deputy's patrol car. he says he left terrance at a convenience store. three months earlier, this man, philippe santos also sdis appeared. investigators say santos was also dropped off at a convenience store after being in the patrol car. earlier today, i joined hollywood super star tyler perry to push for an investigation into these cases. >> this isn't j
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
americans. but president obama said today that by this spring, u.s. forces will no longer be taking the lead in 90% of afghanistan. a quicker transition than had been planned. that will be the beginning of the end to a war that has cost more than 2,000 american lives. the white house says one reason to push for a quicker drawdown in afghanistan is cost. even now we are spending $5 billion a month, that is $167 million every day in afghanistan. today, the president said the war he once called a necessity has been worth it. >> at the end of this conflict, we are going to be able to say that the sacrifices that were made by those men and women in uniform has brought about the goal that we sought. >> reporter: by the end of next year the white house hopes to go from those 66,000 troops now in afghanistan to fewer than 10,000. and diane, they are even considering a so-called zero option which would be taking all u.s. troops out of afghanistan by the end of next year just as they did in iraq. >> all right. jonathan karl reporting from the white house. thank you. >>> as you know, george stepha
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 7:00am EST
that will happen again. both president karzai and president obama want american troops to stay in afghanistan 2015 and beyond, but exactly how that is going to happen and what regulations will govern their presence and conduct is a point of contention between the two leaders. talking to a non- resident senior fellow at the -- senior fellow talking about afghanistan. we will take your questions. the numbers are on the screen. here is a tweet from the oversight of gop. can you explain the structure of the afghanistan government? how has it improved -- can it be improved? how does it compare to iraq? guest: that is an enormous question. afghanistan has strong regional governors who are appointed by the president. it is not dissimilar to the u.s., where state governors have a great deal of power. the question among those who study afghanistan and have looked at the last 10 years of war is whether we have made the right choice by giving the president so much power to appoint governors. it would be as if president obama had bennett right to -- had the right to appoint all- american gove
FOX
Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
, the american forces, will be no longer present in afghan villages, but the task will be that of the afghan forces to provide for the afghan people -- >> right now there are 66,000 american troops there. president obama would not give a precise number of how many will remain after next year. >>> here in the bay area several homes on the peninsula were evacuated because a gas leak. the leak was reported about 10:00 a.m. on the 1100 block of there in hillsborough. pg&e says a contractor hit a one inch natural gas line to a home. people who live in the homes nearby have been evacuated while crews work to cap that leak. >>> health officials are forecasting a severe flu season in the u.s., prompting doctors here to advise people to get their flu shots now. the cdc says this season's on track to be the worse in a decade. so far california is still among a few states without widespread flu. bay area health officials predict the peak of flu season will hit california in the coming weeks. if you have not already done so doctors recommend getting a flu shot now. they say it takes up to two wee
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
the battle really isn't lost. the american government -- the obama administration is trying to do what it can to stabilize things, but it lost a lot of influence with the departure of american forces. one thing that the american forces did get in the united states is more clout inside of iraq. >> host: talk about the release of a man accused of killing american soldiers. this issue that you write about in your book, "the endgame," but also some news that came out in november about the release of ali. >> guest: there's been a number of events that i think have worked against the american interest in iraq. that duke is one of them. she is an iraqi come he is a lebanese who was sent into iraq at the behest of the american courts because hezbollah is supported by iran. for the purposes of training of the shiite militia who were fighting the american troops, and he was captured along with a number of the shiite militia leaders in the rate connected in basra by the brits in which there's an american presence held in detention by the united states. but then under the status of forces agreemen
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 10:00am PST
about the american public, it's been about the liber liberal agenda, president obama's national agenda and controlling the dialog. with the mainstream media. and i believe that americans will speak up and as we have wall street being protested against, i think this administration will be protested against when people cannot find jobs. >> jamie: julie. i know you would disagree and say that the administration is addressing these issues and wants to push harder on a jobs agenda, but if the president isn't getting the message out and people aren't all going back to work because the numbers are on the rise as i read, what would be your message to people out there who are really struggling this late in the game? we're now completing a fourth year of the administration? >> it is an absolutely horrific situation. i empathize with people out there, but again, we have a branch of government that's not cooperating with another branch of government and when you filibuster, you asked what the president's specifically job proposal gave it to you and yet, the republicans wouldn't put it forward and
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Jan 12, 2013 4:30pm EST
is not lost. the american government, the obama administration's trying to do what it can to stabilize things, but it's lost a lot of influence with iraq with the departure of american forces, one thing the american forces did give the united states was more clout inside iraq. >> talk about the release of a man accused of killing american soldiers, this issue that you write about in your book, the end game, but also news that came out in november about the relief of ali musa; is that correct? >> guest: yeah. well, there's a number of events that i think worked against american interests in iraq, and the case you cite is one of them. he is not an iraqi. he's a lebanese-hezbollah operative who was sent into iraq at the best of the iranian's cud force because hezbollah is supported by iran for the purposes of training shiite militias fighting american troops. he was captured by leaders in a raid conducted by the brits in which there was an american presence held in detention by the united states, but then under the status of forces agreement, he was handed over to the iraqis. >>
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Jan 12, 2013 10:00pm PST
, america's war in afghanistan will be over. >> mr. obama praised the half million americans who have served in afghanistan, and acknowledged the 2000 military and civilian personnel who have lost their lives in the eleven years' of war. >>> in other news of the world, in mali, french troop as recoveried to support government's effort to retake the northern part of the country from groups linked to al-qaida. this video was shot yesterday as french soldiers prepared to to deploy from chad. they were there to stop the creation of a "terrorist state at the doorstep of france and europe." in syria, government troops reported to make advancements in retaking a suburb of damascus after two months' of heavy fighting. that comes a day after militants took a airstrip in western syria. there are reports that more than 60,000 people have been killed in syria since fighting started in march of 011. >>> in saudi arabia the king has granted women 30 seats on the nation's top advisory council. most is seen as a positive step for women's' rights. women in saudi arabia must have permission from before
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Jan 14, 2013 1:00am PST
critical condition tonight. >>> american troops help france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent who is held by militants in somalia. president obama detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission which was friday night. he said u.s. troops led to what he called limited technical support and made american aircraft available if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the french government believes he is now dead. >>> hundreds of thousands of people opposing same-sex marriage rallied on the streets of paris today. fran's president is pushing a plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions. it faces strong opposition from the roman catholic church and social conservatives. the plan expected to be voted on by the national assembly in march or february. >>> a break for americans hoping to adopt russian kids. a ban on american adoptions will not go into effect until next year according to a russian news agency. hundreds of russians in moscow protested the russian government's banned believing that that was passed as backlash of a new u.s. law which tar
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Jan 9, 2013 2:30am PST
show that president obama reportedly considering a plan that would leave no american soldiers in afghanistan when troops withdraw at end of 2014. the united states has spent quite a bit of money training the afghan army to take their own security lead. if you want to sound smart today tell your friends that according to "washington post" the united states has invested $50 billion training and equipping the afghan police and army. the cost to sustain the afghan army once the u.s. troops depart is projected at over $4 billion a year. enough of the real news, time to gather around the water cooler and talk late-night tv. a fixture in our culture since "the tonight show" began, now there's a new player in the game. jimmy kimmel goes head to head now with david letterman and jay leno. beginning last night, "jimmy kimmel live" was bumped to the 11:35 time spot by abc. nightline will begin an hour later in his opening monologue last night, kimmel explains how the new time slot has improved his career. >> i used to be on at midnight. now we're on at 11:35. i'm now 25 minutes closer to my
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Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
on tuesday. we expect president obama will make his case to the american public not long after that. >> the un security council is holding emergency talks on the crisis in mali. 30 soldiers have been killed after a bottle with rebels in the north of the country. fighters have to push the rebels out. the crisis began in march of last year when a coup allowed rebels to seize the north of the country. they are demanding an independent homeland. let's take you to the united nations. james joins us from there. what is it of the security council is discussing. >> they are discussing what to do about this and syria situation -- this serious situation. they have been meeting for an hour. this has only been decided on in the last couple hours as they realize the severity of the situation. it is nine months since the group of rebel groups took northern mali, some with links to out-of. this is the heaviest fighting since nine months ago. they are pushing forward, and it is reported they have taken some 50,000 people, and that is moving to the center, causing deep concern among the security cou
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Jan 13, 2013 4:30pm EST
. i'm here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. broadly speaking, the debate of targeting specific members of al qaeda is centered on legality, the wisdom of using them, and the standard by which they are proved. the remainder of my time, i would like to address each of these in turn. first, these strikes are illegal. attorney general holder and jay johnson have all adjust this question -- first, the strikes are all legal. attorney general holder andrew johnson have all addressed this question. the authorization for the use of military force was passed by congress after the september 11 attacks. it authorized the president to use all necessary and appropriate or since against those nations, organizations, and individuals responsible for 9/11. there is nothing that restricts the use of military force against all qaeda to afghanistan. as a matter of international law, the united states is in conflict with al qaeda, the taliban, and associated forces in response to the 9/11 attacks, we may use force consistent wit
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Jan 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
congress looks at it and i hope president obama explains to the american people, honestly what he is doing, if he decided that, that is his prerogative and he should tell them that and explain why he ordered the surge bob mentioned, t 2, 3, 4 years ago and, sent an awful lot of kids over there, why he is getting out. >> chris: you talked about congress and the other subject, it comes as the president named a new national security team, and as i discussed with the senators, the most controversial pick is chuck hagel for defense secretary. here's what he said when he was named. >> i'll do my best for our country. for those i represent at the pentagon. and for all of our citizens. and, in president, i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> chris: the question, bill, is what kind of counsel he'll give. we talked with the senators about his positions he has taken on israel and iran and what we didn't mention is he said he thinks the pentagon budget is bloated and needs to be pared down. your comments on hagel. >> in responding to leon panetta, the current secretary o
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Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
americans or just left wing folks? so far the evidence is that mr. obama is moving further to the left. there is no question that some kind of gun control will be embraced by the obama administration. looks like they will will try to ban certain kind of assault weapons. they will want the feds to register firearms much like you have to register your cower car. talking points believes the legislation will have a tough time getting through the house. there is danger for the republicans because most americans do want some reasonable restrictions on powerful weapons. in the same vein immigration reform will most likely happen. must get more hispanic americans to support it therefore we can expect a quasiamnesty for law abiding illegal aliens already in the country. they have to jump through a few hoops it will take some time but they should be able to stay in this country. gay marriage front the supreme court hearing two cases. what's likely to happen there is that the court will rule the individual states can decide the issue. they're if a state like california which voted down gay marria
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Jan 12, 2013 3:45pm EST
next four years, given that the american people, if they vote for president obama for another four years, will basically be voting against obstructionism and the republicans will get the message and they will be towards the center. >> i can't see that happening. >> you know, that is their talking point. >> are you anymore optimistic when it was they that governor romney one on november 6. that there is some deal he office. >> no, i am not. it is that is what you meant specifically on governor romney and i i'm what is it about three weeks ago or so. i interviewed a number of people and particularly the more conservative of republicans who say this is a great moment for them if mitt romney wins. a moment for them to legislate aggressively driven agenda. my question is what if that is not so the would've romney decides that that is not how he wishes to govern. that it is in the mode of him being the governor of massachusetts. and one of the stars featured in my book said we have been pretty calm us far. if present nominee doesn't behave like a conservative, we are going to burn it dow
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Jan 8, 2013 1:00am PST
massage table. the various afghan sides are talking to each other about the end of the american part of the war and what it means for them. president obama listed ending the afghanistan war first on the list of -- on his list of priorities for the things he is going to work on post fiscal cliff at this new start of his second term. the outgoing commanding general for the u.s. in afghanistan, general allen, the other guy whose e-mails are being investigated in connection with the sex scandal that caused general petraeus to resign, general allen, his outgoing recommendation as he leaves as commanding general of the war in afghanistan of course we should leave tens of thousands of americans there as long as possible until we finally have to leave at the end of 2014, and then we should leave tens of thousands of americans there even thereafter. naturally that is his recommendation. when is the last time a general asked to please have fewer resources to work with. but however many americans get left in afghanistan in some training capacity in the long run after the end of 2014, after
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Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
us for americans. obama care may not be such a saving grace for young people. here to explain is fox business network diane mass is heed dau. >> an affordable care act division linking prices for older and younger patients could mean a 40 percent premium hike. they will only charge older people a maximum of three times what they charge younger people. as a result the report forecasts policyholders age 21 to 29 are looking at a 42 percent hike in premium costs. while those in their 30s can expect to pay 31 percent more. add it up and the authors say almost 4 million people pay more out of pocket insurance even if you account for preem why yous assistance. they pay comparable small penalty for not having it instead. the higher cost for younger policyholders balances the lower cost for the older ones. young policyholders start dropping out prices go up for everyone. the report adds that eliminating health status as a reigning factor may also increase premiums by 20 percent for those with lower than aying health risks which would effect younger policy hoerlds. while it already started go
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Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama demanded the taxes were going up for some americans. >> neil: for this whole kubuki theater was silly? >> the house passed extension past august. harry reid refused to bring it up. president owes congress a report because medicare is spending out of the general fund 45% what it is paid for benefits. that required by law and 15 days after he submits a budget he has to submit a report to fix it. four years he hasn't done that. we should be demanding of this president to follow lawsuit on. >> neil: you voted for this cliff deal in the senate. do you think you will be held to pay for that? >> in the end my evaluation. >> neil: are people saying there might be a party challenge to you? >> obviously, there are conservatives not happy with me. >> neil: are they saying you disappointed them? >> i say i was voting to protect 99% of americans to get their income taxes increased and i denied $4 trillion that was going to be misspent to increase spending, increase the size of government to increase government's control over our lives. i think the cause of the problem is the size
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Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
like. >> the one that seems of most concern to americans is chuck hagels former position, maybe president obama's position, on israel. >> right. i think hagel has said really remarkable things, things that i think frankly border on outright anti-semitism so that's going to be a major subject of his confirmation hearing. maybe we'll see what used to be called a confirmation conversion where he attempts to recant those statements. he's done that on another subject, his view of gays and lesbians in public life. he says he has changed his view. he certainly hadn't said anything on that until just before his apparent nomination. so whether he sticks by what he said publicly or whether he recants is going to make for interest confirmation hearing. >> one of the things that leon panetta brought to the post and still does is the fact he hadn't spent time running the c.i.a. in countries like iran where intelligence is scarce, and we're looking at turmoil in syria as well, especially with russia getting involved by bringing in assets, that's something that he doesn't have. so what do you
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Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
imperious obama presidency flat out refusing to negotiate with republicans on the national debt ceiling. the republicans led by speaker boehner are determined to take up debt and spending once again. this time he says the american people are on his si. the speaker today in the republican caucus meeting behind closed doors. bigger banner making it clear that the president's refusal to negotiate will not deter him or his party and the speaker said that the esident said that he isn't going to have a debate with us over the debt ceiling. he also says that he's not going to cut spending along with a debt limit hike. fiscal cliff behind us on the focus turns to spending. speaker boehner cited a new poll, showing 72% of americans agree with him. but any increase in the debt limit must be accompanied by an equal amount in spending cuts. senator john cornyn saying that if the president inten the president intends to carry through with his no negotiation threat, but a government shutdown may be the only way to find resolution. the new senate majority leader saying that it may be necessary
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guy. let's get to work. >> chuck hagel is the leader that our troops deserve. he is an american patriot. >> president obama nominates chuck hagel as defense secretary, and conservatives are fuming. >> positions that he has taken over the years will be, i think very much a matter of discussion. >> this is an in-your-face nomination by the president. >> if hagel is nominated, it is very difficult to imagine circumstance in which i could support his confirmation. >> admiral joe sestak and richard wolffe are here on the road to confirmation and what this could mean for defense cuts. >>> republicans are coming out for the government shutdown. >> you think that's a good idea? >> yes, i do. >> you really do? >> yes. >> john nichols on their backwards reasoning. >>> mcdonnell doesn't mind another hostage situation for the deficit, at the expense of the most vulnerable. david cay johnston lays out the gop fabricated spending problem ahead. >>> the opposition on gun control reaches heated extremes. >> i don't think the federal government has any business having a list of law abiding citiz
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Jan 11, 2013 10:00am PST
bind down the war in afghanistan. that's also the key issue today between president obama and hamid karzai in their meetings. despite his request for a large american residual force after 2014, karzai recently told nbc's atia that afghan troops are ready to take over. >> on the question of the readiness, the preparedness of the afghan security forces, they are quite ready. i can say with confidence to handle the security of the country, the trust of this country and to receive the full transition to them in 2014, rather, in 2013 and to have the departure of the foreign forces from afghanistan completed in 2014. zoom a strong advocate for chuck hagel for the pentagon job. general, welcome. thank you very much. >> nice to be with you. thank you. >> tell me why you think chuck hagel is the right person for this job despite all the controversy that has been raised about what he said about israel in the past and iran in the past, criticisms of some of his other statements certainly the statements about gay americans. >> i think for two, maybe three reasons. first of all, he is a very sol
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Jan 11, 2013 12:00pm PST
obviously there's a lot of pride there in obama, in president obama, as the first african-american president, and i think of my grandparents and their generation, catholics in 1960 when john f. kennedy was elected president. the first catholic to be elected president after the whole al smith experience in 1928. after being told for years, for decades, for generations a catholic could never be president. you had the kennedy plate in every catholic house. it was always president kennedy. it meant so much, so much pride, so much personal prize, family prize was invested in president kennedy. i think it's a very similar instinct that, you know, my grandparents experienced that you're seeing now. so i do have an appreciation and understanding. i just hope people who are upset at me over this will have been appreciation and understanding that this is how i talk about elected officials. i talk about bush as bush -- >> not disrespectful. >> and i think added to all of that is the sense that this president has been disrespected in the way that he has been treated by many so there's an added
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officially chose yesterday as his defense secretary. obama called him an american patriot and the leader our troops deserve. if confirmed hagel will be the first vietnam vet and the first enlisted soldier to become secretary of defense. republicans are criticizing the former senator for not having enough support for israel and not taking a hard enough stance against iran. democrats are also getting tough on hagel. newly-elected senator tammy baldwin, also the first openly gay u.s. senator says she plans on questioning hagel for his anti-gay comments. 14 years ago hagel criticized ambassador james hormel for being aggressively gay. baldwin wants to know if his apology is sufficient and sincere and she wants to see how he's evolved on that issue particularly in the area of don't ask, don't tell. another obama appointment yesterday, he tapped counter terrorism adviser john brennan to lead the c.i.a. much the controversy there has to do with his involvement in the use of armed drones and his views on waterboarding but it is resparking a debate over the white house cyberleaks. president's aid
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adviser to president obama, if you were to ask me, i'm not an insider but i would tell you valerie jarre jarrett. >> i think most people would. >> an african-american female and more impactful than the men in the numbers. >> president obama's first term, 36% women appointed to his kabl net. george w. bush, first term, 19%. bill clinton, 27 point. valerie jarrett, for people, the image stirring, you have an original photograph of the men and her leg. it is like there's her leg. and then the white house tweeted out a new photograph with women in the oval office. you're absolutely right. i think no one would doubt valerie jarrett's influence not just from the white house but back in the day in chicago and a force of nature and the total view, talking about -- if you walk in to a fortune 500 company right now, people are looking to seedy versety and people of color. >> in fairness, i think the point was made about the big four. >> yeah. >> and the big four, there are no women and eric holder is african-american male and if he were to leave i think janet napolitano would be the front-runner f
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Jan 14, 2013 12:30am EST
. president obama signed it. in retaliation, the russian government passed a bill that prohibits americans from adopting russian children, and president clinton, before signing it at a news conference, was quite angry about the bill that our government passed. he said -- who is the u.s. to condemn us about human rights when they have at guantanamo? it remains a blight on our reputation and one that we waste and offer -- an awful lot of money and credibility to keep open. it seems 11 years into it, it has become moribund, by god, we said we were going to do it and we're going to do it, whether it makes sense for naught. we have people on the other side of the city that determined that guantanamo would stay open. you might say that congress has a 9% approval rating. in addition to saying 9% of the american public approves of congress, it also asks people to look at, which do have a more favorable opinion of, congress or a number of choices -- congress ranked behind root canal and head lice. but ahead of gonorrhea and the kardashians. [laughter] president obama -- president bush signed the or
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Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
, the administration says that there is a chance no n americans will remain after next year. president obama will talk it over with the afghan presidentiden hamid karzai friday at the white house. venezuela's government said today that president hugo chavez is too ill to attend his swearing-in for a new term on thursday. chavez, who is 58, is in cuba for cancer treatment. he hasn't spoken publicly in a month. his vice president is filling in. chavez has made a career out of bashing the united states and allied himself with iran and syria. a painting by the artist henri matisse has been recovered 25 years after it was stolen from a swedish museum. an art dealer in england was putting it up for sale when he discovered that it was listed on an international registry of stolen artwork. he says the current owner bought it in good faith 20 years ago.at the painting is valued at $1 million. it will be returned to the museum. some of the most powerful creatures in the sea may one day disappear. we'll tell you why next. hey america, even though she doesn't need them, lisa rinna is we
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Jan 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
the money is. you cannot fund the government that obama wants by only taxing wealthy americans and higher rates. >> sean: so we can't fund the obama welfare state without -- we can't pay for it? >> i think that it's a pox on everybody's houses in washington. this is the analogy that i like. if you were to go home and found at that there had been a sewage blockage in your basement, you don't raise the ceiling of the basement, you pump out the sewage. that's what people expect. >> sean: i don't know what to make about the analogy. sewage problems, colonoscopies. >> these are great analogies. you can't raise the ceiling, get it? i was trying to say sewage without laughing. >> sean: you did a great job. thank you for being with us. coming up a story guaranteed to make you mad. recipients living large at the strip club. showing you where your hard earned tax dollars are spent and the government still thinks you're not paying your fair share. that's coming up ahead and log on to our companion site. hannity live, follow our live show and get in depth information on the topics we cover. al
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Jan 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
. outfront tonight, who's calling the shots? president obama or hamid karzai? obama's mixed messages as to when american troops might come home from the country's longest war in afghanistan raise more questions. here's what president obama said today after meeting with karzai in washington. >> we've already reduced our presence in afghanistan to roughly 66,000 u.s. troops. i've pledged we'll continue to bring our forces home at a steady pace and in the coming months i'll announce the next phase of our drawdown. a responsible drawdown that protects the gains our troops have made. >> in the coming months, the decision on troops is months away. all right, let's rewind one month. here's what defense secretary leon panetta said then. >> the size of that enduring presence is something that the president is going to be considering over the next few weeks. >> next few weeks, not months. he said that over a month ago. how about two months ago? speaking of the troop count decision, secretary panetta told reporters in november, my hope is we'll be able to complete this process in the next few weeks.
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00pm PST
white house, president obama made it clear the war is ending. the american war. and it's ending sooner than was previously planned. let's listen. >> let me say it as plainly as i can, starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission, training, advising, assisting afghan forces. make no mistake, our path is clear and we are moving forward. every day more afghans are stepping up and taking responsibility for their own security, and as they do, our troops will come home. and next year this long war will come to a responsible end. >> no doubt it's still a messy path and that end if afghanistan is ready to take over its own security. that's the question. what role will the taliban plal in the future of that country. and what role will the united states play after we end our combat mission? how many troops will we keep behind in afghanistan to keep that country secure if we can? jim moran is a democrat congressman from virginia and westmore is a retired army captain and author of "the other wes moore. i guess the question comes down to numbers. 66,000 troops in country r
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Jan 12, 2013 12:00am PST
they're now unfair to the american people. >> doesn't president obama deserve his agenda to be debated on the senate floor? he has won two elections. >> yes. >> a landslide in the electoral college. wins by four million votes in the popular vote. i mean, wouldn't harry reid be of sorts abdicating his responsibilities if he didn't change the rules? >> i don't think this is harry reid. i think he'll do the right thing and try to change. the problem is there will be some democrats who don't agree with him there is no point having democrats in the senate if nay don't act like democrats. >> what do you know about mccain and levin getting together to introduce a rival filibuster reform? it's not the same thing. some say it's a gift to republicans. do you agree? >> i don't know. let's see what it looks like. all i know is the talking part is really important. we've got to have transparency. we've got to find out exactly who it is that is obstructing what the american people want to do, first of all. and second of all, it has to be fair. i understand that we shouldn't get rid of the fi
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Jan 8, 2013 1:00pm EST
governors. it would be as if president obama had the right to appoint all-american governors, rather than them being elected by their states. many believe we would see better performance by the governors if they were held accountable by the people in their provinces and districts. the international community did not make that choice when it was setting up the afghan constitution. many people wonder if that was an opportunity missed to provide less opportunity for corruption and more responsive and transparent government in afghanistan host: there have been complaints in the past from the karzai government about diplomatic channels from the united states. and reports are that he will be complaining as well this time to washington that he talked to officials there, but little progress is made. who is he talking to? what is the line of communication? guest: we have an ambassador in afghanistan, and currently general john allen. it is not intuitive that someone would feel sorry for president karzai, but he has had 10 u.s. commanders over the 10 years of war there. he has not had a chance
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Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
drones. i am here today because president obama has instructed us to be more open with the american people about these efforts. >> that is john brennan who president obama has said will be nominating to be head of the ca. marcy wheeler, your comments? >> what your leaders -- lister should know, john brennan has lied explicitly about drones in the past. he basically said there had been no casualties at all from drones. when he makes public statements, he had a famous press conference right after the killing of osama bin laden or he made a lot of misleading statements as well. when john brennan says something, you should not necessarily believe him. we know from what he said in that speech there were specific details that were inaccurate. obama's notion of being transparent with john brennan, a proven liar, does not fly. moreover, given that we know now -- we did not know when he made this speech -- john brennan is the guy that basically, like a said, the last decision maker before obama signs off. he is a pretty big incentive to spend the process in such a way he is protected legally
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Jan 12, 2013 10:00am PST
and republicans started a fight over extending the bush tax cults for wealthy americans ultimately president obama signed an extension of the tax cuts for all taxpayers. now, four months later, the president and congressional leaders cut a budget deal that cut $38 billion in federal spending for the year. that agreement, if you recall, came less than two hours before the government would have shut down. in august of the same year, the white house and congress were in the same position they're in now, bumping up against that debt ceiling. that provision of the deal created the fiscal mess which we have still not solved. and congress closed out 2011 with the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits two days before christmas. he had another massive fight on a relatively modest stopgap measure that both sides had largely agreed on. of course i don't need to remind you about the fiscal cliff fight we just got done with. congress could not come to an agreement even as massive spending cuts and tax hikes were scheduled to take effect. but congress still hasn't had enough. three more figh
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month e. >>> the obama administration says when american troops pull out of afghanistan at the end of next year, the u.s. could pull out all of them. white house officials say they are considering the so-called zero option which would bring home every u.s. soldier in the country despite the pentagon's view that some troops need to stay to keep al qaeda at bay. >>> for the continental united states, 2012 was the hottest on record. according to government scientists, the average temperature was 55.3 degrees. that broke the record set back in 1998 by one degree. >> of course it doesn't apply to today because it was chilly. >> it was chilly this morning. no frost on my window yet but -- >> but we'll see temperatures struggling to get out of the 40s tomorrow maybe snow down to 1500 feet. so big changes around the bay area for today. a lot of clouds beginning to move in. we have some patchy, dense fog early on this morning in the valleys but you can see the cold front now sliding into the state bringing some showers into far northern california. that is going to usher in some much colder te
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Jan 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
hope the congress looks at that time and we have a debate on it and i hope president obama explains to the american people what he is doing. if he decided the game isn't worth the candle, he should say that and explain why he ordered the surge that bob mentioned three years ago and now and we sent an awful lot of kids over there and why he is now just getting out. >> chris: you talked about congress. let me flip to the other subject. in comes as the president named a new national security team and as i discussed with the senators the most controversial pick is chuck hagel for defense secretary. here is what hagel said this week when was named. >> i will do my best for our country and for those i represent at the pentagon and for all of our citizens. and mr. president, i will always give you my honest and most informed counsel. >> chris: the question, bill, is what kind of counsel hagel will give. we talked with the senators about his positions on israel and iran and what we didn't mention s that he also said that he thinks the pentagon budget is bloated and needs to be pared down? >> t
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Jan 11, 2013 2:00am PST
balloon is still floating. president obama is meeting with president karzai tomorrow. but it has also revealed where american politics are. in year 12 of this war. nobody is outraged by the prospect of it being all the way over. balloon down. "first look" is up next. >>> good friday morning. right now on "first look," vice president joe biden readies his gun control recommendations for president obama. >>> major concern among top military brass that budget cuts and hiring freezes could create a department of defense with a hollow force. >>> government sting. the dea set up our own secret service agents with prostitutes. >>> all that, plus, the growing flu epidemic, one year after the costa concordia accident, and the return of the water skiing squirrel. >>> good morning. vice president biden continues to hold meetings as the head of the administration's gun control traffic force. biden met with gun control advocates as well as retailers. while participants described the meetings as open and frank, the nra had harsh words for the president afterwards. >> the administration was able to
FOX News
Jan 12, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >> molly: president obama seen here with hamid karzai says he will explain to the american people in coming months what the u.s. footprint in afghanistan after 2014. for now he says he is concentrating on bringing home most american troops, and this spring shifting those that remain to a training and advising role. here at home america needs to rebuild our own nation. >> we have to grow our economy and shrink our deficits. create new jobs and boost family incomes. we have to fix our infrastructure and immigration system. we have to protect our planet from the destructive effects of climate change and protect our children from the horrors of gun violence. >> molly: as for afghanistan he voiceded his support for reconciliation efforts and afghan and taliban insurgents. part of that is taliban political office to help facilitate negotiations with afghan leaders. >> gregg: molly henneberg, thanks very much. >> jamie: the fourth living recipient of the highest honor. the heroic actions of this soldier that is earning him the medal of honor. >> disgraced cyclist lance armstrong giving a bombshell
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Jan 11, 2013 5:30am EST
, the american people expect and deserve action. >> panetta, who is stepping down as defense secretary, said the budget cuts may require furloughs for nearly 800,000 civilian employees in the department. >>> well, today president obama is scheduled to meet with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house. the two men are expected to focus on what role the u.s. will have in afghanistan after its troop withdrawal in 2014. last night the afghan president sat down for dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary panetta. earlier, panetta spoke optimistically about the u.s. entering its final chapter of the war. >> we have poured a lot of blood and treasure in this war over the last ten years. the fact is that we have also made a lot of progress as a result of the sacrifices that have been made. and we're not going to walk backward from what's been accomplished. >> the stronger position we take in showing that we are going to continue to complete this mission, the better the chances we have to ultimately achieve political reconciliation. >> during a photo op with senate
CBS
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
can to strip americans of their right to bare arms. >> reporter: the obama administration says they're looking for ways to stop mass shootings like the massacre in newtown, connecticut. the vice. and his task force are talking to a range of groups, from victims of gun violence to major gun sellers like wal-mart and even hollywood. cbs news has learned president owe bam pa will likely reveal -- obama will likely reveal new ideas to introduce to cut down gun violence. the white house could also recommend universal background checks for gun buyers and a national gun database. many members of congress oppose the measures, but the vice president says the president may be able to bypass congress and use an executive order. mike collins works at a virginia gun shop. he says all the talk about new restrictions had boosted business. >> a lot of people have been on the fence. they were thinking about buying them anyway. all this did was speed up their decision to get it now. >> reporter: collins says the spike in sales is creating a shortage of guns and ammunition. danielle nottingham, c
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Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
their country. >> when president obama spoke that night, there were still 50,000 u.s. troops in iraq, and 50,000 americans stayed in iraq after that night for another 14 months until everyone finally left the following december, december 2011. but when the mission changed from a combat mission to the train, advise, assist mission, then it wasn't operation iraqi freedom anymore. it wasn't that same war. it was the way that war came to an end, and that's why it was worth interrupting "wipeout" and "ncis" that night and all the other 8:00 p.m. programing. and that's why it was worth -- at least for me i thought it was worth -- flying out to baghdad to be there for that historic ending as the combat mission ended. that was what happened on august 31st and september 1st, 2010. and today that's what the president said is going to happen this spring in afghanistan, that same transition. in a surprise announcement, the president today announced a newly sped-up timetable for how the war is going to wind down in afghanistan. >> today we agreed that as afghan forces take the lead, and as presid
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Jan 10, 2013 9:00pm PST
the american people where a clear contrast existed between president obama and governor romney. the issue of how women should be treated in our society while governor romney wanted them placed in binders only to be taken o down for special occasions, the president held the radical point of view they should all be treated equal toy men. the american people heard the two arguments and they seem to have made their choice but it does seem apparent not everyone has accepted said choice. one of those who chose to not listen to the american people, former g.o.p. vice vice president america's sweetheart, paul don't call me eddie munster ryan. ryan is one of 17 congressmen cosponsoring the sanctity of human life act. a bill that believes all humans are sacred, sponsored by all pro death penalty politicians which gives a human zygote all of the privileges of personhood. the republicans who support the bills again support the death penalty so they're pro some life. by the way if life begins at conception and the drinking age should begin at 20 years three months. a similar personhood bail fail
CNN
Jan 6, 2013 7:00am PST
least for the time being, just short of a nuclear weapon. that wouldn't trigger mr. obama's comment. >> netanyahu's red line. >> that's the bigger question. the israeli tolerance is less than the american tolerance. if the iranians say 90% of the way towards a nuclear weapon, can we live with that? the united states? can the israelis live with that? that might depend in part on what the details are and what degree of inspections or transparency we have and what is the timeline between where they arrive at before they can actually have a nuclear weapon? do we feel we will have other opportunities to interrupt it? that is the big debate of 2013 and what is so interesting about this, more than any other issue. this is the one that affects not just the entire region because it is already on edge for all the reasons that ian and anne-marie mentions. >> i think this president will be different in terms of other presidents in terms of being willing to strike iran because this president came into office determined to move the world away from nuclear weapons. he came in with the idea that if
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Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
in this country has taken out -- has in one sense become so outraged with obama's presence that they will go to any length possible to try to eradicate, erase, or somehow undermine him, to try to convince americans that he is not one of us, that he is trying to take our rights away, our guns away, and therefore take this country away. and what we, the right wing have to do is to take it back. and even extra legal measures here, even though this man in this report was calmed down a bit by his lawyers and he retracted a bit, the reality is they are willing to go to extraordinary lengths to prove that obama is the enemy of all that is good. and the parallel, drawing the parallel between obama and hitler and stalin and the like is playing fast and loose with the truth. but you know most people in america don't have the kind of refined political sensibilities that allowed them to interpret facts for themselves. they are just led on by the images. and the very thing that hitler was brilliant at, that is manipulating imagery to drum up and gin up the emotions of people is what they're doing
FOX Business
Jan 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
weak position and democrats are killing themselves if they think that the american people want to continue overspending. and the debt that obama is running out. we can give the president a month of debt ceiling increase or six months or year. then you have the continuing resolutions. because the democrats have not passed the budget or written a budget in more than three years, we have a continued resolution. beyond your points are very good. thank you. neil: they say no deed goes unpunished. did you hear about aig? it just keeps on suing. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ úúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúúú carry on... ♪ ♪ music kids will spend 22 minutes watching us, the super duper party troopers, sing about ants in their pants. brushing for two minutes now, can save your child from severe tooth pain later. two minutes twice a day. they have the time. neil: after saying thank you, how about saying ss
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Jan 13, 2013 8:00am PST
republican party feel there is unfinished business in the middle east and continue to project american power. do you view it that way? >> the first obama administration was also not an administration saying let's go find some place to bomb. neither, for that matter, was president bush's eight years. we fought the wards that we felt were necessary. president bush worked hard to try to solve other problems through diplomatic means. and so i think it's a little too stark to make this kind of characterization. i, as you well know, always believed that we should try to avoid war. we should be willing to talk to friends and willing to talk to enemies. and try to find a solution that's peaceful. but when do you find it is necessary to use military force, use it with a clear political objective in mind and use it for a decisive result. that's the kind of attitude that chuck haiglogical bring to the equation. we will be careful. he will give the president his best advice on the use or non-use of military force, how to solve the problem diplomatically. i'm sure he will be a great companion with
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Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the american people in this debate. >> reporter: president obama has said he wants to lay it on some of the proposals his task force gives him in the state of the union address. that task force led by the vice president is going to give president obama their recommendations on tuesday in the state of the union is scheduled for february 12th, one month from yesterday. >> gregg: peter, thanks very much. >> fox news is taking a closer look at the gun control debate with a special hannity airing tonight featuring a studio audience compromised some of the new yorkers who were outed by the journal news for having gun permits. that is at 9:00 p.m. eastern time right here on fox news channel. >> arthel: growing concerns over the shortages of flu vaccines as sick americans are overcrowding emergency roommates and the cdc says the flu outbreak is reaching epidemic levels with new york state declaring a public health emergency. anna has more. >> reporter: this year's strain is nasty. it's particularly bad making people sicker for longer. hospitals around the country have seen spikes in flu
FOX Business
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
connecticut. but i think americans not just the obama administration has a sincere concern. lou: then they have to be honest. each involves a young man that was mentally disturbed and a society that refuses to a acknowledge that. we have used up our time on one topic. this may galvanize the attention of the public. come back soon. lou: an update on a court battle of deal summit in london in court and by the government does not want you to look. john bolton will weigh and about the president's big meeting. and stay with us. you love believe who was honored as father of the year. body art. it is deep psychological. next. lou: in the nationwide influence outbreak getting worse by the day. now there are shortages of the vaccine and treatment for children. for addis six vaccines have been run out and roche says it has a shortage of the liquid form and glaxo smithkline says it could run out by mid february. the outbreak spreads to three more states. montana, south dakota and arizona reporting widespread flu activity bring the total number of states have 44. the cdc reported the percentage o
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Jan 10, 2013 10:00pm EST
americans not just the obama administration has a sincere concern. lou: then they have to be honest. each involves a young man that was mentally disturbed and a society that refuses to a acknowledge that. we have used up our time on one topic. this may galvanize the attention of the public. come back soon. lou: an update on a court battle of deal summit in london in court and by the government does not want you to look. john bolton will weigh and about the president's big meeting. and stay with us. you love believe who was honored as father of the year. body art. many of my patients clean their dentures with toothpaste. i tell them dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria d helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher, brighter every day. [ male announ
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Jan 7, 2013 7:00pm PST
hagel and his counter terrorism advisor as the director of the central intelligence agency. obama brought both men by his side in making the announcement. >> as president and commander in chief my most solemn obligation is the security of the american people to help meet the challenges of our time i'm proud to announce my choice for two key members of my national security team. >> obama nominated hagel to replace leon panetta. both men will have to go through senate confirmation hearings. hagel could be in for tough questions. lawmakers are looking into statements he made about iran. leaders in congress need to agree on comprehensive measures to reduce the u.s. debt by the end of february. if they don't the pentagon's budget will be cut by $45 billion. that's 9 prz. secretary of defense robert hail said what's even worse is the automatic cuts would continue over a decade. >> we are working toward rebalancing toward asia pacific presence there. we will pay attention to long-term press in the asian area, including china. >> senior u.s. officials do not usually use such language when
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Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
your home state texas will be blue. >> half of americans support path to citizenship and that number jumps to 70% for people under 30. >> jennifer: another issue is student loans and student debit. let's live to president obama talk about his personal experience of student debit. check this out i'm the president of the united states. we just finished paying off our student loans eight years ago. that wasn't that long ago. >> jennifer: now you predicted that that's a huge opportunity for the president in his second term. what should he do for americans who are buryied under student loan debt. >> he has done more on student loans than any other issue. i'm not saying that in jest. there's so much that he has done. i would say the most important thing he could do is something that he has scratched the surface of, he has engaged the consumer protection bureau making sure that students and families have accurate information when they apply to college. that gets to the heart of the real issue governor. what you have happening is you have a lot of students who graduate with let's say
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Jan 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
cautious obama and nominating someone who is openly gay or african-american justice or first asian justice. that would be exciting to consider. >> jennifer: it will be exciteing to see. thank you so much. we love having you inside "the war room." now you know what would make almost everything we just talked about a whole heck of a lot easier? filibuster reform. that story is next. it's one you'll only find in "the war room." >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy. just be grateful current tv does not come in smellivision. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso. (vo) only on current tv. >> jennifer: senate majority harry reid wants filibuster reform so he he can confirm appointments without a single lone senator threatening to bring the whole chamber to a halt. in recent years they have perfecterred using just the threat of a filibuster to get what they want. we all remember how they did that to keep now senator elizabeth warren leading
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Jan 13, 2013 9:00am PST
sales. >> the two people selling so-called assault rifles are senator finestein and president obama and not us. they're the ones that are scaring american gun owners. it isn't the nra. but we do say, one of our core missions, you know, the nra has been around since 1871 and from the 1970s on, we have emerged as the defender of second amendment rights. that's a core part of our mission. >> sure. but is that -- in that do you support gun owners or gun manufacturers? >> we support gun owners, our members and the people in the country who believe in the second amendment. we have had our difference s in the past, if you know the history of the nra with the gun manufacturers, because it is not our constituency. our constituency is twofold, the american people who want to own guns and use them legally, and it is the second amendment, itself. >> david keene, president of the nra, thank you for joining us this morning. >> any time. >> coming up, while washington debates gun control, connecticut's governor pays tribute to the fallen. >> in the midst of one of the worst days in our history, we
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Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
republicans to increasing taxes on wealthier americans. so this is someone who president obama has a very good working relationship with. and, of course, this is a key moment. it's a critical moment to take over the spot as treasury secretary. because there are three big budget matters looming. of course, they're going to have to deal with the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and the all in the comes months. >> kristen, we look at the optics of this, the inner circle being all white men. what is the tone in washington especially since was the obama coalition that got obama in for a second term? >> well, look, the white house is kernel getting criticism over this issue, especially from women's advocacy groups who are saying there aren't enough women in the top positions at the white house. the white house playing defense on this issue. jed jay carney asked about this saying that diversity is an important issue for the president but he's also choosing especially in these top spots, the people he believes he will work best with, best for the job. there are also reports 0 out that 43% of the ap
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Jan 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> that's president obama delivering his victory speech on election night. the race wasn't even close, despite the poor state of the american economy. maybe mitt romney never had a chance. his fellow contenders feasted on one of their own during the primaries. isn't the american way that if somebody gives you a smack on the nose you eventually have to smack them back. isn't it time now for you to accept that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the old gingrich fist out and gave romney a good old smack? >> harry truman in his great re-election campaign when he was so far behind that gallup quit taking polls in mid september, went after dewey and crowds would yell out give him hell, harry. and he yelled back, no, i just tell the truth and it hurts like hell. i think romney's record is so bad, he's clearly a moderate, he's done so many things that are indefensible in the republican primary. it would be okay in a democratic primary but in a republican primary it's
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